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Welcome Home is a simple phrase but it may have many different meanings for veterans. For some it means where the heart is or a place to relax, but for others it means entering into a different type of conflict. Some of those conflicts mean bobby traps that our minds play; the IEDs (Inability to Explain Difficulties); the flashbacks; nightmares; drinking to numb the pain; the fear of the night and the prayer that the Lord would let us not wake up; and the list grows.
Lutheran Military Veterans and Family Ministries (LMVFM), serves as your military veterans and families outreach ministry. We provide veterans and family members, as well as those civilians who have worked alongside our military members in combat zones with free direct care programs such short-term counseling and assistance. Additionally, LMVFM provides training and awareness programs and resource assistance to congregations, clergy, Stephens Ministry and common care providers to assist you in the training of your congregation to help veterans and their families. As a Christian ministry, having a Lutheran understanding of God and His promise for mankind, LMVFM therefore draws its strength from God, and follows the example of mercy and forgiveness in the programs and services we provide. All veterans and their family members, regardless of their religious beliefs, are welcomed by LMVFM.
We gratefully acknowledge the ongoing financial support of our partner congregations and organizations. With their generous support, and the support of many other individuals and institutions, we are able to provide services free of charge to all military veterans and their family members.
Please prayerfully consider supporting this ministry. To become a partner, simply print the membership application and mail it to
Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries, Inc.
3480 Stellhorn Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815.
You may also make a donation anytime via Paypal.